Top Tips for Purchasing Classroom Furniture

June 24, 2015

Summer vacation is upon us, and although the students have two months of nothing but fun in the sun on the horizon, we know your work as educators is never done! The end of one school year just means preparation for the next one has begun. Make the most of summer break and take some time to re-evaluate your classroom furniture while school’s out. Is your old furniture run down? Does it still work for your teaching model? If you think you’re ready for some upgrades, here are a few tips to keep in mind when purchasing new school furniture:

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1.  Keep student health and safety top of mind. You’ll want to make sure that the furniture you choose is appropriate for each intended age group. Some factors to think about might be furniture height and material durability. For example, kindergarten classroom furniture will likely take more a of a beating than high school level school desks.

2. Keep it comfortable. Your students are going to spend a lot of time sitting on these seats and working on these tables and desks. Make sure that you keep comfort in mind when choosing your next set of school desks. Studies show that comfortability is a key factor in student success.

3. Think mobility and functionality. Most classroom desks do not stay put all year long. Whether you’re moving your desks in a circle for presentations, or just feel like rearranging after winter break, you need to make sure that your furniture is fully mobile. Similarly, it must be a good fit for your intended purposes. If you want to create a reading center, a bookshelf and a few comfortable chairs might be a better choice than a round table.

Follow these simple tips and your classroom will be fully functioning, like new in no time! To see a complete list of the products we offer, click here.

At Nickerson Corporation, we believe that in order for a student to get the very best education they need reliable, comfortable and flexible classroom furniture to learn, play, and exercise on. Whether your needs are outfitting a school with state of the art classroom furniture, purchasing or revamping school lockers, installing a technology driven lab with science furniture, furnishing a hall with auditorium seating, or upgrading your outdoor bleachers, Nickerson is here to help! For more information call 631-666-0200, or click through the rest of our website.